Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘New Port Richey’

Get Rid of Those Window ACs! Here’s What’s Wrong With Them

Monday, May 25th, 2020

ac-plastic-grillMany homes in Florida were built without ductwork, coming from a time when central air conditioning wasn’t as common as it is today. For these homes, the best way to enjoy cool air from an AC is from window units. You know them: large, boxy objects fit into an available window, with the large compressor section outside to release the heat drawn from the inside air. When window ACs were first introduced back in the 1950s, they were a revolution in making cooling available for houses.

Today, however, we have to be honest: window units have many problems—and with the availability of ductless mini split systems, they aren’t the only way to have cooling in homes without ducts. We recommend you make installing a ductless system to replace those window ACs as your next air conditioning services in New Port Richey, FL.

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Advice on What Not to Do With Your Heat Pump

Monday, January 6th, 2020

air-conditioning-ductlessHeat pumps are a great way to provide central heating and cooling for a home, especially in the climate we enjoy in Tampa Bay. A heat pump works as a powerful air conditioner during hot weather, the equal of any standalone AC system. When the short cold days arrive, a heat pump changes over to an energy-efficient heater that won’t drain the same amount of power as a furnace.

But when it comes to operating a heat pump, user error can still end up lowering system effectiveness. We’re going to look at a few things you shouldn’t do with a heat pump. These are even more important if you’ve only recently switched to heat pump use or added a ductless heat pump as part of your HVAC system.

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Electric Furnaces and the Tricky Thing About Efficiency Ratings

Monday, December 9th, 2019

heating-elementShopping for a new heating system isn’t exactly most homeowners’ idea of fun—especially during the holiday season. But if you have to replace your old furnace because heating repair in New Port Richey, FL won’t keep it running, then you don’t have much choice.

You do, however, have many options when it comes to furnaces. This is where things can get tricky. There are many types of furnaces available today with energy-saving features and extremely high efficiency ratings. You have to be careful when looking over efficiency ratings because they can be misleading. To ensure you end up with the best new furnace installation to meet your needs, arrange for the replacement with our technicians. We provide honest solutions that take care of your family’s comfort and which will match your current budget.

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5 Facts You May Not Have Known About Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilYou probably don’t know much about the central air conditioner in your home except that it cools you down on hot Florida summer days. You may know it works similar to a refrigerator, moving refrigerant between two sets of coils, and that it uses a compressor to run. But unless you work in the HVAC industry or are enthusiastic about the science of refrigeration systems, this is probably where your knowledge stops.

And that’s fine! It’s why you have HVAC professionals like us around when you need AC repair in New Port Richey, FL or any other air conditioning service. Only technicians with special training and tools should handle fixing or installing a central air conditioner. You can trust any job to us.

But we thought it would be fun to share some facts about your air conditioner you may not have known. These facts won’t allow you to do any DIY work on the AC, but they will help you understand how the system works.

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What to Do If Your Heater Stops Working

Monday, February 4th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatWhen a heater stops working in a place where temperatures are frequently below freezing during the winter, it’s an emergency situation. The best course of action is to call for HVAC professionals right away to get the trouble fixed before the deep freeze gets into the house.

Here in Florida, the situation with heaters is different. We don’t rely on them as often, and when one stops working during one of our colder days, it’s more of an inconvenience. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the problem and just hope it somehow “gets better.” It won’t, and you’ll have an unhappy household on your hands pretty soon. You can first take a few steps to check on what might be wrong with the heater before you call for professional heater service in New Port Richey, FL to fix it.

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Installing a Heat Pump? A Few Things to Consider

Monday, January 21st, 2019

ac-plastic-grillWe’ve often discussed heat pumps on our blog because they are one of the most efficient and effective options for total home comfort around the year in our climate. You won’t find many heat pumps sold in the northern part of the country, where they can sometimes encounter efficiency trouble in sub-freezing temperatures. Now that’s not a situation a New Port Richey, FL, HVAC system has to face! Heat pumps can do great work at their highest potential efficient twelve months out of twelve.

But you should never go leaping into a purchase for a new HVAC system, no matter how many wonderful things you may hear about them. We think heat pumps are great, but we want to give you some advice about them—a few things to consider before you make a decision about installation.

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